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J. Michael Francis – “Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1603”
March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm$0.00
J. Michael Francis is Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. He received his Ph.D.from the University of Cambridge. At the University of South Florida, he teaches classes on colonial Latin America, Early Florida History, the Spanish Borderlands, Pre-Columbian Americas, and Spanish paleography. Dr. Francis is an outstanding teacher and lecturer, with an extensive list of publications. His most recent book (coauthored with Kathleen Kole), is titled Murder and Martyrdom in Spanish Florida: Don Juan and the Guale Uprising of 1597. His next book project, titled The Martyrs of Florida, is under contract with the University Press of Florida .
Dr. Francis' talk will give us an overview of the first hundred years of Spanish presence in Florida, their interactions with the people of African descent that they brought with them, as well as their interactions with Native Americans that inhabited Florida during those years.
All are welcome.